Your weekly guide to who’s new and who’s leaving

Lesley Graham, campus principal, Stockton Riverside College

Start date: October 2018

Previous job: Pro-vice chancellor, curriculum and quality, Writtle University College

Interesting fact: Lesley has climbed to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Paul Britton, principal, Wyke Sixth Form College

Start date: August 2018

Previous job: Vice principal, Nelson and Colne College

Interesting fact: Sachin Tendulkar, Indian great batsman and first overseas player for Yorkshire Cricket club, once stood on Paul’s foot in Scarborough

Sian Thomas, head of international, NCFE

Start date: September 2018

Previous job: Head of academic partnerships, ABE Qualifications

Interesting fact: Sian grew up in Wales in the village with the longest name in the UK, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwylllantysiliogogogoch

David Gallagher, managing director, NCFE apprenticeship services

Start date: September 2018

Previous job: Commercial director, Babington

Interesting fact: By the age of 16, David learned to cook every dish from an Italian restaurant’s menu and has continued his love of food and cooking ever since

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